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The walking dead: Fossils on the move can distort patterns of mass extinctions
Geologists reveal ancient connection between England and France
Halting biodiversity loss: Political actions are required, not additional scientific knowledge
New plant species discovered in museum is probably extinct


The walking dead: Fossils on the move can distort patterns of mass extinctions



Posted: 14 Sep 2018 07:03 AM PDT


Using the fossil record to accurately estimate the timing and pace of past mass extinctions is no easy task, and a new study highlights how fossil evidence can produce a misleading picture if not interpreted with care.


Geologists reveal ancient connection between England and France



Posted: 14 Sep 2018 05:48 AM PDT


The British mainland was formed from the collision of not two, but three ancient continental land masses, according to new research.


Halting biodiversity loss: Political actions are required, not additional scientific knowledge



Posted: 12 Sep 2018 10:35 AM PDT


Over 15 years, almost 13,000 scientific papers have been published in the leading conservation science journals. Yet biodiversity remains threatened at a global scale. Researchers have now focused on this worrisome paradox by taking a deeper look at this large volume of literature. One of the major problems is that decisions are usually more favorable to human activities than to nature protection.


New plant species discovered in museum is probably extinct



Posted: 12 Sep 2018 10:34 AM PDT


A single non-photosynthetic plant specimen preserved in a Japanese natural history museum has been identified as a new species. However, it is highly possible that this species is already extinct.
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